What should the Chicago Blackhawks do with their 2024-2025 pending free agents?

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Arvid Soderblöm

Soderblöm won only 5 of his 29 starts this season while sporting a 3.92 goals against average and a .880 save percentage. When the Hawks signed Soderblöm out of Sweden in 2021, they had hopes he could one day be their starting goalie. But after two lackluster seasons and being thoroughly outplayed by Petr Mrázek, Soderblöm will likely be looking for a new team come July 2025.

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Taylor Hall

It is difficult to know what Davidson will do with the former first overall pick and Hart Trophy winner. Hall was acquired last summer to be Bedard’s running-mate, and he performed reasonably well in that role, but a November knee injury ended his season after only 10 games.

His future really depends on how he looks next season. If Hall can produce closer to his career average of 0.83 points-per-game than the 0.59 he had in his final season in Boston, Davidson will probably give him a short-term deal in the $4-5 million AAV range. If not, Davidson should retain some of Hall’s salary and move him to the highest bidder in March.